If you are looking to sail in style with your pet, look no further than Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. This luxurious flagship is the only liner to regularly carry animals. The ship’s kennels, which are staffed by a dedicated Kennel Master and can be accessed by owners, take dogs and cats in pampered comfort to and from New York. You and your pet can enjoy elegance and extravagance that reaffirm Cunard as the best of the best.
As the only cruise line to offer dogs and cats passage on the company’s famed Transatlantic Crossings, Cunard has a long history of sailing pets – its pet-friendly policy dates back 176 years to the maiden voyage of the Britannia in 1840. Since then, the company has transported a surprising number of notable pets: Rin-Tin-Tin, Elizabeth Taylor’s pampered pooches, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's beloved pup and Pudsey, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2012. It was at the Duke’s behest that Cunard originally installed a lamppost beside the kennels on Cunard’s former flagship Queen Elizabeth 2.
Pet travel continues to soar in the United States and due to increased demand, Cunard doubled the size of its kennels on Queen Mary 2 during the flagship's $132 million renovation last year. In addition, the ship expanded the kennel area, adding an owner's lounge and a new pet playground. Guests can enjoy an extended outdoor area for dog walking featuring a lamppost from Liverpool and fire hydrant from New York so dogs from both sides of the pond will feel at home. Overall, Queen Mary 2’s enhanced pet service offers a kinder, gentler alternative to pet transportation.
To ensure that pet passengers are as glamorous as their human counterparts, Cunard partnered with the British sportswear brand Barbour in 2016 to offer smart accessories onboard such as jackets, collars and leashes.
There is no comparison for the Queen Mary 2. So if you want to escape and indulge in a sea voyage with your pet, book a voyage on the Queen Mary 2 today! Contact your Travel Agent, call Cunard toll-free at 1-800-728-6273, or visit the website.